Weekend Fun

Winter Is (Kinda) Here! What You Should Do in NYC This Weekend: April 19–21, 2019

Hold the door!

Photo by Jess Sorensen/Courtesy of UES

No matter how your weekend goes, it will end with dragons and goblets of wine (and possibly tears).

Theater

Playwright Cori Thomas volunteered at San Quentin State Prison, and her experiences there inspired the hard-hitting new play about life behind bars, Lockdown. Is our prison system working? Or is it just making criminals—and guards—less in touch with their common humanity? Through Sunday, May 19; Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place (between West 11th and Perry Streets), Greenwich Village

Eating + Drinking

Omnivore-focused chef Ross Florance has been quietly highlighting New York’s various flavors since his early days at Williamsburg’s Extra Fancy. Tonight he gets inspired by the sweet flavors of Vermont’s Shacksbury with a 10-courser highlighting the bold, experimental ciders it is currently producing. Saturday, April 20; 9 p.m.; 61 West 23rd Street, 3rd Floor (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues), Flatiron

Photo courtesy of Ross Florance
Art

Social media. It’s the major form of influence in today’s culture—as well as a dangerous form of obsession. In Gina Beavers’s new exhibition, “The Life I Deserve,” the New York–based artist highlights pictures from the Internet to create new works that “border on sculpture,” in an attempt to understand how digital images affect our daily lives and the way we see the world. Through Monday, September 2; Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues), Midtown

Photo courtesy of MoMA PS1/Facebook
Immersive Experience

When one thinks of live-action role-playing (LARP), it’s all too commonly associated with medieval dual reenactments (à la Role Models). This time, Sinking Ship Creations takes a more intimate approach to the make-believe game, having participants rely on communication and “survival” skills to pull through the White Death. Through Saturday, April 27

Photo courtesy of Nina Runa Essendrop/Sinking Ship Creations
Watch Party

Even Jon Snow will want to know about this. The countdown to the finale of one of the best series on television is already under way. Find out who’s one step closer to winning the Iron Throne at the UES’s official Cinema Sunday GoT watch party. Costumes are encouraged. Sunday, April 21; 6 p.m.; 1707 Second Avenue (between East 88th and 89th Streets), Upper East Side

Photo by Jess Sorensen/Courtesy of UES

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